Saturday, 16 April 2011

There are nice people out there!

So, for anyone that reads my photography blog (, you'll already know that today Mike and I went geocaching. After a few hours of entertainment and enjoying getting back to geocaching (the weather really hasn't been nice for it recently), disaster stuck! Mikes phone was missing.

Now anybody who has a phone that pretty much runs their life will know that this sort of tragedy can feel like the end of the world, and every possible place gets searched a good four or five times. We checked the car, the street, the path we had just walked down, Mikes pockets, my pockets (just in case), and after half an hour of searching places that it probably would never had been, we finally gave up.

This is usually the time that you start trying to work out what happened to it. Obviously it was stolen. Someone must have seen it fall out of Mikes pocket and picked it up without even a second thought about the owner, because, you know, all people are selfish like that.(Not really, but that's what you tend to think when things go wrong).

We had finally lost hope and decided to go home, thinking about all the costs we will have to pay out for a new phone, and how awful it feels to have something valuable taken from you

But then it happened! A phone call from a Blocked number. Normally I don't answer these calls, but today was different. It was lucky I did as it was a man telling me that he had found an iPhone on the street and asked if I knew who it belonged to as I had called the number 23 times in the last 30 minutes. I was actually shocked. I mean it's not a cheap phone, we had no idea who had it, and there was no way that it could have been traced back to him. Yet here he was, owning up to the that that he had found this phone and he just wanted to get it back to it's owner. 10 minutes later the phone was back where it belonged and, with a great feeling of relief, we went to buy pizza.

Despite our earlier, more sinister thoughts, there are definitely some nice and honest people out there. Probably a lot more than we like to think. Personally, I think that it’s always nice to be reminded of that.

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